Wake up each morning with a grateful heart because what else can we do? Our path is short, stones poke and roll under our feet, we stumble. But nine times out of ten, we catch ourselves, look up, bathe our faces in sunlight.
Snow Flurries in New Orleans Snow fell on a late Wednesday morning As I sat at my desk on State Street, which wasn’t in a cubicle But might as well have been. I called my best friend who worked across The building, conspired with him for a clandestine Meeting by the elevator. Down to the … More NaPoWriMo 2020 / Day 2
My heart and psyche after too many years of discontent,when my way was as lost as a specter in the house where it died. There is no stability in this life, no safety net. But there is the long slow back rub of time to heal the broken parts, smooth over the scars, and newborn … More What’s Fixed
With the holidays upon us I decided to go ahead and post my fourth quarter Favorites . I’m currently reading some books I plan to review here plus I have a post or two percolating so I don’t think I’ll be reading as many journals as usual until after the New Year. I’m linking to … More Favorite Reads, Last Quarter-ish
In looking over my poetry selections for the 3 rd quarter, I realize several of them have a theme of breakage, rage, powerlessness. But, instead of getting mired in the crap, these poets reclaim their power. This kind of poetry is so important in our troubling times. Also, though, we read here about the restorative … More Favorite Poetry, 3rd Quarter
I’m very pleased to have a poem about loss & remembrance in @TLtrainmagazine & excited to be part of such a diverse zine. Thanks to Shahadat Hossain for accepting this piece. Image via Lismore Paper.
Well, finally, here’s my list of favorite poems for second quarter 2019. All of these poets are accomplished, sensitive writers whose words will pull you right into their worlds. Enjoy! Dream Tree by Jill Mceldowney in The Shore. Oh, it was so hard choosing which lines to share here because there’re so many drop-dead gorgeous … More Favorite #Poetry, Second Quarter
My poem, Pine, is published in Nine Muses Poetry today. Thanks to Editor Annest Gwilym for giving it a home.
I have two poems up in Burning House Press today. Much thanks to Burning House and Bola Opaleke, guest Editor and Poet extraordinare, for selecting them for publication. These were originally written when my mother was ill and just after her death. I didn’t share or submit them for six years but I felt now … More Poems in Burning House Press
let me be your smile warming in the brazen light of the shortest day *** Happy Solstice!